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Starting a Home Care Agency can cost $80K and Home Health $350K

By | on 03, Nov 2020 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Starting a Home Care Business Home Care Industry Elderly Care Home Care Best Practices Home Care CommunityFavorites

Expert home care consultant and our good friend Ginny Kenyon focuses on helping home care entrepreneurs get their businesses successfully off the ground.  This blog post, written by Ginny, explains th[...]

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Resources for Entrepreneurs Launching a Non Medical Home Care Startup

By | on 06, Dec 2015 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Starting a Home Care Business Home Care Industry Private Duty Agency Software Home Care Best Practices Home Care NPDA PDHCA

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2011 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. This post was provoked by a call from a family friend, Kelly, who is considerin[...]

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4 Ways to Differentiate Your Home Care Business

By | on 16, Oct 2014 |   Home Care Industry Home Care Best Practices Home Care Home Care Scheduling Software home care marketing home care pulse

A recent article by Home Care Pulse, entitled, "What Top Home Care Providers Do Differently to Grow Their Business, outlines 3 Best Practices that they found top Home Care agencies implement.

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Inappropriate Home Health Referrals and Billing Lead to Convictions

By | on 27, Mar 2014 |   Home Care Industry Elderly Care Health Care Reform Home Healthcare Delivery Management

At Ankota, we believe that home care should play a vital and increasing role in health care reform.  Keeping elderly and fragile patients out of the hospital and in their homes can greatly reduce heal[...]

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Rising Rate of Family Caregiving Driving Home Care Automation

By | on 24, Jun 2013 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Home Care Industry Care Coordination transitional care Home Care Technology Will Hicklen Home Care Accountable Care Organizations National Association of Geriatric Care Managers ACO Technology

Two-fifths of U.S. adults care for sick, elderly relatives, according to recent Pew Research.  High demand for Home Care is forcing Home Care agencies to automate operations and coordinate with other [...]

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The Top Ten Competencies of a Highly Effective Home Care Leader

By | on 22, May 2012 |   Home Care Industry Elderly Care thought leadership Leadership

Today's article is a republication of a story by Stephen Tweed from Leading Home Care (www.leadinghomecare.com).  The story ran in their May 16th email news letter and as described below, it is part o[...]

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6 Lessons for Home Health Care from Fifty Shades of Gray?!?

By | on 03, May 2012 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Recommended Reading Private Duty Home Care Blogs Home Care Industry Elderly Care Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care HME DME Will Hicklen Home Therapy Therapy Software Accountable Care Organizations ACO Home Care Blogs Managing Post Acute Care Home Care Dispatch Learning

Maybe you don't want to give a copy of Fifty Shades of Gray to your elderly home care patients, but you might just learn some valuable things from the block-buster novel. If you are a physical therapi[...]

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Home Care Blogging: Why and How

By | on 16, Feb 2012 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Starting a Home Care Business Blogging Home Care Industry Home Care

One of our goals in the Ankota blog has been to encourage the use of social media in home care.  Usually we share a short topic, but today we're going against the grain and sharing quite a long piece,[...]

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Firing Home Healthcare Staff: The 10 Worst Things You Can Say

By | on 07, Feb 2012 |   Home Care Entrepreneurship Recommended Reading Starting a Home Care Business HME Delivery Operations Home Care Industry Private Duty Agency Software Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care Home Healthcare Delivery Management HME DME Checklists Home Care Mobile Solutions Will Hicklen Home Care Home Health Therapy Software Physical Therapy software

Whether you are part of a hospital system like Johns Hopkins Home Care Group in Baltimore or an independent Physical Therapy agency like Rehab Maxx in Chicagoland, Ankota's customers must sometimes fa[...]

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Geriatric Care Management: Improving Hospital Discharge

By | on 04, Jan 2012 |   Geriatric Care Management Home Care Industry Care Coordination Aging in Place Technology Home Care Mobile Solutions Will Hicklen Home Care Scheduling Software National Association of Geriatric Care Managers

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Home Care Software for the iPad and the Mac

By | on 21, Nov 2011 |   Starting a Home Care Business Home Care Industry Private Duty Agency Software Home Health Aide Software home care software geek Home Care Technology Home Care Mobile Solutions Home Care Home Health Therapy Software Physical Therapy software Home Care Scheduling Software

Steve Jobs, the inspirational leader of Apple Computer recently passed away but left an incredible legacy.  I first remember seeing Apple Computers in the 1980s, but recently Apple has really captured[...]

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ACO's - Final Regulation​s Issued: Home Care Coordination Needed

By | on 21, Oct 2011 |   Home Care Industry Health Care Reform Home Care Accountable Care Organizations ACO ACO Technology

Elizabeth Hogue has shared with us a nice summary of the final regulations defining Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  We include her write-up in its entirety below.  The piece that gets us most [...]

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